Symmetry and Ombre’

I’m too busy to keep up with the daily challenges, but try to get a bit done here and there.  So, Day 3 at MFT Summer School was Symmetry.  People usually look at the card as if it is divided in half either vertically, or horizontally.  I went with diagonally.

8-4-20 MFT Symmetry

A friend and I decided that we were going to go through the MFT Summer School classes and stretch ourselves with a couple of our own requirements.  I didn’t use those on this, but I did add a shadow to my flowers, which I almost always forget to do, so I did stretch a bit.

On the above card, I used the MFT Beautiful Bloom stamp and the Beautiful set and die.

Day 4 was Ombre’ day.  I had so much fun with this one!

8-4-20 MFT Ombre

How many shades of gray are there?  WAY too many, but I used several in this one.

For this card, I used the MFT Masculine Graphic T stamp set.  It is a wonderful set, but has been retired for quite a while.  I also used gravel gray, cement gray, and others.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Clean and Simple

Yesterday I made a clean and simple (CAS) card all out of grays featuring a sentiment.  I took 1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ light gray paper, cut it in half at 5 1/2″, folded that in half for my A2 card base.  I then cut off a 3 3/4″ piece of the other part of the light gray sheet and cut the other direction at 5″ to make it 3-3/4 x 5″.  I also cut a piece of slate gray card 5-1/4 x 4″.  I knew what sentiment I wanted to use, so I determined it should be a wide card rather than a tall one.  I then used an edger to get a fun top and bottom edge on the small piece of light gray paper.  I used a dark gray ink to stamp the sentiment, but it has very fine lines and didn’t show up as well as I liked, so I traced over it with a gray Sakura Glaze pen.  Unfortunately, the further I went, the more freely the ink flowed, so it got a bit thick towards the end.  Anyway, I just wanted you to see how CAS can also be elegant.  This also works for a masculine card.  It is being entered in the MFP SpeedyTV Friends of SpeedyTV challenge for this week.

7-30-13 SZ STV MFP CAS Gray Sent

It looks like there is a smudge on the card, but there really isn’t.  I’m thinking I’ll need to clean my camera lens.  The sentiment says, “Without faith a man can do nothing; with it all things are possible. ~Sir William Osler.”

Thanks for spending some time with me today!